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1) Ballpoint pen was invented by:

a) Biro brothers.
b) Waterman brothers.
c) Bicc brothers.
d) Write brothers.

ANSWER : Biro brothers

2) Radioactive element radium was discovered by whom?

a) Isaac Newton.
b) Albert Einstein.
c) Benjamin Franklin.
d) Marie Curie.

ANSWER : Marie Curie

3) What was invented by Galileo?

a) Barometer.
b) Pendulum cock.
c) Microscope.
d) Thermometer.

ANSWER : Thermometer

4) Who invented Jet Engine?

a) Sir Frank Whittle.
b) Gottlieb Daimler.
c) Roger Bacon.
d) Lewis E. waterman.

ANSWER : Sir Frank Whittle

5) In which decade was the telephone invented?

a) 1850s.
b) 1860s.
c) 1870s.
d) 1880s.

ANSWER : 1870s

6) Who was the first American female to patent her invention, a method of weaving straw with silk?

a) Marjorie Joyner.
b) Margaret Knight.
c) Amanda Jones.
d) Mary Kies.

ANSWER : Mary Kies

7) What furniture item was invented by California furniture designer Charles Prior Hall in 1968?

a) Sofa set.
b) Captain’s chair.
c) Waterbed.
d) Hammock.

ANSWER : Waterbed

8) First elevator was built in:

a) 1743.
b) 1739.
c) 1760.
d) 1785.

ANSWER : 1743

9) George Westinghouse invented:

a) Light Bulb.
b) Electric razor.
c) Refrigerator.
d) Railway air brakes.

ANSWER : Railway air brakes

10) Yo-yo was invented in:

a) France.
b) United States.
c) Philippines.
d) England.

ANSWER : Philippines

11) Who designed the first hand glider?

a) Leonardo DaVinci.
b) The Wright brothers.
c) Francis Rogallo.
d) Galileo.

ANSWER : Leonardo DaVinci

12) When was telegraph invented?

a) 1810s.
b) 1840s.
c) 1870s.
d) 1890s.

ANSWER : 1840s

13) Reflecting road lights was invented by inspiration of:

a) Car door reflecting mirrors.
b) The light a cat’s eye gave off on a fence.
c) Sunlight on steel posts on road sides.
d) The sunlight on the windshield.

ANSWER : The light a cat’s eye gave off on a fence.

14) Electric Generator was invented by whom?

a) Sir Alexander Graham Bell.
b) Michael Faraday.
c) Alfred B.Nobel.
d) Thomas Alva Edison.

ANSWER : Michael Faraday

15) What was invented by Igor Sikorsky?

a) Hydroplane.
b) Jet engine airplane.
c) Helicopter.
d) Glider.

ANSWER : Helicopter

16) What invention was first installed at a Hartford, Connecticut bank in 1889?

a) Automatic teller machine.
b) Time-lock safe.
c) Burglar alarm.
d) Pay telephone.

ANSWER : Pay telephone

17) What was the age of Ralph Samuelson when he invented Water skies in 1922?

a) 18.
b) 24.
c) 32.
d) 40.


18) Bar code scanners was invented in?

a) 1940s.
b) 1950s.
c) 1970s.
d) 1960s.

ANSWER : 1970s

19) Who among the following is known as the Father of Computing?

a) Philo Fransworth.
b) J. Presper Eckert.
c) John Mauchly.
d) Charles Babbage.

ANSWER : Charles Babbage

20) When was toothbrush invented?

a) 1770.
b) 1765.
c) 1790.
d) 1742.

ANSWER : 1770

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Galileo Galilei is often associated with the development of Thermometer. Development of thermometer was a step wise work. What Galileo did was to measure the difference in temperatures. This can better be called as Thermoscope.

Madhu 06-6-2016 01:57 AM

#rd Question Answer

Galileo invented Telescope.

areeb 06-4-2016 05:41 PM

3rd question

wrong answer for 3rd question.please change it.

Pozhilan 08-8-2015 11:54 AM

change the wrong question

inventions ques no 3 has plz give write information

ashok 11-1-2014 02:04 AM


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